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Proposals to open a new Indian restaurant just outside of the town centre has been submitted.

In an application submitted to Wrexham Council it is proposed a former function room in the RAFA Club is converted to an Indian restaurant.

At present the majority of the building is used as a public house, however the application notes that the ‘former function room to the RAFA Wings Club’ is currently vacant.

If the application is passed the restaurant would be open between 12pm and 2:30pm and 5pm to midnight seven days a week.

The application’s Design and Access Statement notes: “The conversion will take place to the single storey section of the building only, this being the former function room of the RAFA Club. The two storey section to the front will remain under separate ownership and continue to operate as a public house.

“The internal access between the existing public house and proposed restaurant will be blocked up.”

There are currently 72 car parking spaces available at the public house, which would also be used to serve the Indian restaurant.

Limited changes would be made to the building itself, however an LED sign would be placed on the northern section of the building and a new extract system would be installed.

Along with this minor changes would be made internally, including a new open kitchen where the existing stage is located.

The Design and Access Statement concludes: “As there are no major external alterations to the fabric of the building, it is felt that the proposals will have no adverse impact on the character of the building. We also feel that the proposed use will have any adverse effect to the neighbouring properties.

“The current access and parking are adequate for both premises. We therefore feel that the planning application should be looked upon favourably and there are no justifiable reasons for refusal.”

The report will go before a Planning Committee at a later date.